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SARC Radio
Live online radio from the Sonic Arts Research Centre

SARC Radio is a brand new online radio station broadcasting from the basement of the Sonic Arts Research Centre - the home of experimental sound in Belfast. The station showcases the wide variety of work being produced by students and staff in Music, Sound Design, Audio, Media and Broadcast Production at Queen’s University Belfast.

Schedule

AHK WELL
Wed 17.00, Fri 13.00

Broadcast Production students Aoife, Kai and Harry bring you a mix of student content, news, interviews, a little bit of fun and some music too! AHK Well, sure what else would you be at? 

QUB VOICES
Fortnightly Tues 17.00, Thus 13.00

Every fortnight, a team of PhD students from Queen’s University Belfast share the voices behind emerging research, addressing the topics affecting our culture and shining a light on the ideas that will shape the future.

Audio production by SARC PhD students Georgios Varoutsos, Isaac Gibson, Adam Pultz Melbye and Bihe Wen.

THE SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE PRESENTS...
Fortnightly Tues 17.00, Thurs 13.00

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's is home to some of the UK and Ireland's foremost poets, novelists, scriptwriters, and critics. Each episode features readings, performances, interviews, and coffee-drinking with staff, students, alumni and friends.  It is produced in a small back room of the Seamus Heaney Centre by Ian Sansom, Stephen Sexton, and Rachel Brown. With invaluable production and sound design from SARC alumni Chantal Ailsby, and Conor McCafferty, and student Toby James.

GIRLS TWIDDLING KNOBS
Tues 18.00, Thus 14.00

A podcast for female identifying musicians eager to start self-recording their music, hosted by Isobel Anderson (SARC graduate), and featuring fascinating guest episodes with women making music with technology.

BAD BRIDGET
Archive podcast slot Mon 19.00 February 2021

The untold stories of generations of Irish women who saw their American Dream become a nightmare presented by Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast) and Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) with Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls).  Featuring original music by Franziska Schroeder (SARC) and Caitriona Gribben (SARC graduate), and additional post-production by John D’Arcy (SARC).

THE INFINITE CITY
Archive podcast slot Mon 19.00 March 2021

The Infinite City is a podcast about cities, telling stories of people and place, design and belonging, survival and celebration in Belfast and beyond.

The Infinite City was a project by PLACE, Northern Ireland's Built Environment Centre. It was produced by Rebekah McCabe and SARC graduate Conor McCafferty.

CRITICAL LISTENING
Mon-Fri 06.00-9.00

Avant garde, electroacoustic and acousmatic music from the staff and students at SARC.

HEAR AND THERE
Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00

An energetic mix of live instruments, improvisation, electronics and experimentation from the staff and students at SARC.

BAG OF TRICKS
Mon-Wed 13.00-16.00, Thu-Fri 18.00-21.00

An energetic mix of live instruments, improvisation, electronics and experimentation from the staff and students at SARC.

FRINGE TONES with Barry Cullen
Mon-Fri 21.00-22.00

Fringe Tones is a series of hour-long mixes produced by prolific noise-maker Barry Cullen.  With so many beats already taking up the airwaves, Fringe Tones is dedicated to the music without percussion.  The mixes blend music from a variety of genres, and some that rejects definition.  From commercial pop music and media archives, to field recordings and DIY sound cultures, you’ll hear traces of the recording sources on vinyl, tape and even some minidisc.  New, old, clean, dirty, minimal, maximal, rich and enrichening.

Barry Cullen’s PhD at SARC explores the development of electronic instruments.

THE DEEP END
Weekdays 22.00-02.00

Glitch, techno, beats and bass from the staff and students at SARC.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Sat 06:00-Sun 02:00

On Saturdays we celebrate SARC alumni, sharing music from graduates and former staff who are making great music in Belfast and beyond.

THE SYLLABUS
Sun 06:00-Mon 02:00

On Sundays we reach outside the walls of SARC to share some legends of experimental, game changers and recommended listening.

SARC ASLEEP
Everyday 02.00-06.00

Ambient, chill, drone and silence from the staff and students at SARC.

'MIDNIGHT' MUSIC
Tues 20.00, Thu 16.00

Midnight Music is a presented by Music and Audio Production student Henry Brown. Despite not being broadcast at midnight, Henry is a sucker for alliteration. Every week Henry delves into a different genre of music - sometimes popular, sometimes niche. Put this show on in the background while you’re working or having a mid-week nap.  It’s calm, casual, and strangely comforting.